NPC Book Beat

NPC Book Beat

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SoulMating: The Secret to Finding Everlasting Love and Passion, by Basha Kaplan, Psy.D and Jeffrey S. Kaplan, Ph.D.

Our dear returned NPC members, Basha and Jeffrey, have consolidated their long experience in the field of relationship dynamics to provide seekers with hope and practical advice. How does one find a “nurturing and loving life partner?” This book, with its buoyant wisdom, realistic case studies, and carefully designed step-by-step advice can change one’s life. The inclusion of their own personal stories builds readers’ trust and comfort. 

Come between the covers with Phil: 

Bringing your best self to the quest for your perfect mate | Phil Jason’s Web


Two of our NPC members have recently published books for children.

Past president Joan J. Curley’s Malcolm, the Muscovy Duck of Naples, Florida, released by Barringer Publishers and beautifully illustrated by Sam Platt, reveals to its very young audience the benefits these somewhat ugly creatures bring to our community. Appearances are often deceiving, and that’s a good thing for youngsters to learn. The information is charmingly related by Malcolm Muscovy himself, who describes his lifestyle, habitat, and favorite Naples hangouts.

The Legend of Charter Oak, by Cynthia Bercowetz with illustrations by Debbie Tosun Kilday, is published by Strong Books. Young readers will learn some fascinating local history and lore. The premise is that Grandpa Herman is telling the tale to two grandchildren, who learn about the place of the tree in history and the important pieces of furniture eventually made from it. The tale is broken up into effective bite-sized chapters, just right for young listeners and readers.

Reminder: Local Author and Book Fest

Saturday, February 21, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at the South Regional Library. Join 30+ local authors and discuss, celebrate and discover books for adults, children and teens.

This is a perfect venue to meet local writers, purchase books and participate in several breakout sessions. A list of participating authors, breakout sessions and important information will be posted on our website in early January enabling everyone to schedule their time at this event.

Local authors interested in participating, please email and more information will be sent.

Pat DeGroot is the organizer at the library. Her office phone is 252-7542 for more details.

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